Jumble Answers for 02/12/2019










Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! We have a new clue word this morning with SWAMP making its debut into gameplay. I could have sworn that we’ve seen it before, but a quick check of the archives showed that it was swampy that I was thinking of. We’ve seen swampy a total five times over the past few years so SWAMP was a breeze to figure out. David continued his trend of making words within the anagrams with wasp, guy, no, nut and arm being spelled out for us. It didn’t throw me off track at all, but his touch of whimsy sure brought a smile to my face. As for the most difficult anagram of the day, I ended up choosing CAMERA. It’s one of those words that gets me every dang time it’s in play and I just can’t seem to commit it to memory. INDUCT was our oldest clue word of the day with a date of 12/8/17 and YOUNG was our most recent repeat on 9/19/18.

Today’s cartoon brings us to the Aegean Sea where we see a Greek ship leaving port. The two characters in the foreground provide the dialogue for the panel with both of them touting the advantages of this new class of warship. In the background we see the boat, which appears to be a Trireme, being rowed out to sea by a group of ten men. Standing watch over the oarsmen is a burly looking man who appears to be shouting instructions at them. The crew is comprised of all men and they look focused, and perhaps a bit nervous, as they row into the waters in an effort to help the Greek empire maintain her maritime dominance.

These ships often had a layer of brass at the tips which made them work effectively as a battering ram when needed. In today’s cartoon, we see that Jeff added this detail in an effort to make his cartoon appear as authentic as possible. While researching these primitive ships, I discovered that the crews were comprised of citizens as well as hired foreign hands. In rare cases, slaves were used but they were deliberately set free before being employed.

Moving along to the final solve, we were given an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The anagram didn’t spell out any words like the clue words did, but it was cryptic nonetheless. The leading nature of the cartoon sentence brought DAYS immediately to mind leaving IN A ROW to be found in the remaining letters. Today’s game seemed easier than yesterday’s but no doubt we’ll have a more challenging one schooner or later. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow! ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ



38 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/12/2019

  1. Good morning. Can’t figure out what is going on with this blog. For the past few days some of my go to sites disappeared and I now have a jumble app. The only problem is that it gives me the answers but I can’t get anything else. I tried the back door and am able to post but I don’t see anybody else except Mike. It 10:40 and I know by now there should be a flock of responses. Today’s jumble was again fairly easy with Induct being the hardest of the easiest. The cartoon answer was cute once again and once the letters were put down required little time to get. Wish I knew what happened to the settings on my phone. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hi, Paul. I know youโ€™ve mentioned this before and Iโ€™ll answer it again. I post the answers early in the morning but donโ€™t do a *full* post until after 9am. Once itโ€™s completed, it allows for commenting. As for the other issues going on with your phone, Iโ€™m not sure whatโ€™s happening. But I wouldnโ€™t mind a new Jumble app!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. ๐ŸŽถ And then he’d RHO, RHO, RHO…Way up the river he would RHO, RHO, RHO…A hug he’d give her…Then he’d kiss her now and then, she would tell him when, they’d fool around and fool around…And then they’d kiss again….And then he’d RHO, RHO, RHO… ๐ŸŽถ”Row, Row, Row” – Bing Crosby 1951 http://tinyurl.com/yyf8t2td

    ๐Ÿšฃ Traveling through SWAMP-filled waters, at the time all Greek to them,
    Some YOUNG, some old, indentured souls out on the Aegean…
    Not thrilled with this new INDUCT…the work laborious,
    And nothing much to show for it…the end inglorious.
    No CAMERA then to capture the agony and strife…
    This Human-powered idea for the Rower? Not much life…
    But the Ship owners did prosper and at sea they’d longer go,
    Getting rich by sweat of others…many more DAYS IN A ROW…๐Ÿšฃ

    Easy breezy…Which those poor guys could have used…A breeze.
    Eye candy? That hot blazing sun which Jeff has drawn way up above, off to the right…emanating rays down on the ship…And the rowers TRIREME their best to crouch over and avoid it…I think they must have had a pretty good TURNOVER with this job…Most of these guys probably went out in a BLAZE of glory…AEGEAN way before their time…But I guess at the time there wasn’t a FETA way…Have a great day, Everyone…And may we all do something new today…POSEIDON our usual routines… ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. Good Morning, Mike ..SNOW SNOW SNOW your boat! Here’s to a good one…Stay warm and dry..โ„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. Chuck B…HERA you go…I’m working on a TROY Story..and I probably could’ve done FETA with this, but it’ll have to do for now…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    ยฐ For three DAYS IN A ROW now, he couldn’t INDUCT the new YOUNG Scouts, since he first needed his CAMERA for the ID photos, and it had fallen into the SWAMP water on Sunday…

  5. Hi all – CAMERA also took me the longest, but I got it after just staring at it for a minute. Thought the answer might be โ€œOARS AT A TIMEโ€, but the letter layout and absence of quotation marks showed the correct one

    Angela, I hope you didnโ€™t BETA lot on my ability to recognize puns today – my brainโ€™s not working yet.

    Mike, youโ€™re on a roll with โ€œschooner or laterโ€ and yesterdayโ€™s โ€œper-suedeโ€!
    You may be aware of this, but yesterday and today, my email and name are blank in the reply fields every time I try to reply. Iโ€™ve had to re-enter them three times so far this morning.
    Hope thay fix it โ€” or we could just all go permanently anonymous!

    • G…Not to worry…I’m ROTFL…We spoke of Katy Perry…how about Beyoncรฉ? Lou walked in a few minutes ago singing…๐ŸŽถAll the single HADES, all the single HADES…๐ŸŽถ! SMH! He definitely does keep me laughing! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • That has a nice RING to it! ๐Ÿ˜‚
        (Iโ€™m going to post this using Firefox, then another reply to see whether the โ€œblank infoโ€ problem could be a Chrome issue. Here goes.)

        • G, I wish I knew what to tell you. I rememeber it did happen to me too once, a while back…but I think it just remedied itself a day later…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • By the way Mike, your new Valentine avatar looks like a tribute to Joan Jett and The Blackhearts! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

    • Hi, Steve! WordPress released an update yesterday and Iโ€™ve been noticing that when they do, something else goes wrong. Iโ€™m sure itโ€™ll remedy itself in a few days. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

  6. As they were about to INDUCT a YOUNG Elvis into the Army, many of his fans waited patiently to SWAMP him with questions while a tv CAMERA was close by to air the proceedings.

    • You ole ๐ŸŽถHound Dog..๐ŸŽถ…You got me all ๐ŸŽถShook Up ๐ŸŽถ with that one! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Kudos! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • Chuck..I see you have a new icon. I think you were having the same problem Steve has. His info disappearing. Did you need to reregister? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Yes, Angela. All I put down was ChuckB and I guess it worked. I thought you might like my Elvis bit! Stay warm & dry..

        • Yes, it was very clever..which you are. And I wish you the same shelter from the storm! โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • As a former hospital worker, I have to wonder if all that heavy German food gave him the GI Blues.

    • I see that. But you shouldn’t have to…Steve’s suffering the same fate..A quirk in the system? IDK…As Mike said, maybe the update threw things out of whack? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  7. SHOUT OUT TO JEFF: Having overslept this morning, and writing up a quick slipshod post, I missed a GLARING piece of EYE ๐Ÿ˜‰ Candy! Besides not mentioning what I think to be weights along the ships’ side holding the oars in place…I didn’t bring attention to the EYE. The Trireme “Marble Eye” placed at the prow of each ship to ward off evil…As I said, GLARING overSIGHT…I don’t know where my head was…Once again, great attention to detail, Jeff, and mea culpa for not doing it justice…Hope you’re enjoying your night! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • EYE don’t know…there was even a little seagull that flew by me!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

            • Funny you should phrase it like that. Amazon Prime Video just sent me a recommendation for the movie โ€œAttack of the Crab Monstersโ€. Its description says:
              โ€œA team of scientists is trapped on a shrinking island by intelligent brain eating giant crabs. You might say theyโ€™re a little SHELLSHOCKED by the experience.

              • And funnier still that I was watching Sir Charles on Jimmy Kimmel.. He always cracks me up. Hysterical …๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

              • … I meant for the “giant” angle in case that made no sense! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

              • *None* of that makes any sense ๐Ÿ˜‚ So Iโ€™ll think about it tomorrow. See ya. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

              • LOL! Barkleyโ€™s big like a giant? ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธGood night…See ya on the flip! ๐Ÿ˜ด

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